Tag: California

Bodie Ghost Town: Photographic Bliss

Bodie Ghost Town: Photographic Bliss

| June 24, 2012

It is rumored that one little girl, whose family was taking her to the desolate and infamous Bodie Ghost Town in California, wrote in her diary, “Goodbye God, I’m going to Bodie.” The phrase came to be known throughout the West. It may have seemed like hell to her, but to me it was a […]

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Landscape Photo Tips: Shooting Mid Day

Landscape Photo Tips: Shooting Mid Day

| June 4, 2012

A funny think happened on the way to the east side of Yosemite National Park. We drove by the famous Tunnel View vista point and only one “photographer” was there. Compare this to two days earlier, just before sunset, when there was hardly any room to set up my tripod. Why so? Well much of […]

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Windswept at San Clemente Pier

Windswept at San Clemente Pier

| April 19, 2011

I thought I would post a quick one tonight of a shot I recently took while exploring a few beach towns just north of Carlsbad, California. I loved the energy at the San Clemente Pier on this particular day, so I tried to capture it. The wind was driving pretty hard and the surf was […]

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From Pier to Infinity – Oceanside, California

From Pier to Infinity – Oceanside, California

| April 11, 2011

Although this is a sunset shot, I started planning it early the same morning. Oceanside was only about 20 minutes north of where I was staying in Carlsbad last week so I got up at 5:00am one morning and ran up to the pier to scope a photographic location. My plan was to return later […]

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HD Video Postcard from Santa Monica Beach

HD Video Postcard from Santa Monica Beach

| November 1, 2010

While I was in Santa Monica last summer, I shot some HD video with my Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. Since I needed an excuse to start learning Adobe After Effects I thought I would create a short video postcard for you featuring some of the footage from my three-hour stint on the beach. The […]

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Carlsbad Lifeguard Stand

Carlsbad Lifeguard Stand

| August 19, 2010

This lifeguard stand is perched on the Pacific Coast Highway on a small cliff just above a beach in Carlsbad, California. I had to stand in the middle of the highway to get the shot. Fortunately for me, there were not many cars out at 6:00am. I stay right across the street from the beach […]

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Travel Photo- Grace Cathedral

Travel Photo- Grace Cathedral

| August 1, 2010

A couple of months ago I was taking long walk around San Francisco with my camera and tripod in hand looking for something to capture. After hiking up a steep hill to the Nob Hill area, I saw a church that looked promising with the classic double towers on either side of the entrance. Kind […]

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Carlsbad Sunrise

Carlsbad Sunrise

| July 28, 2010

Not too much time to write tonight considering that I actually took the above shot at 6:30am this morning in California and landed in Denver at 6:30pm! I took a quick trip out to California this week and hoped to capture something nice before headed back home today. Monday and Tuesday did not work out […]

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Santa Barbara Barn Oil Painting

Santa Barbara Barn Oil Painting

| July 18, 2010

Photography one day and painting the next. All the makings for a perfect weekend! I will admit that today’s painting was inspired by Perry Brown. Perry has painted some great pictures with old barns in them and when I saw this one off of Highway 101 near the Santa Barbara wine country, I thought of […]

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Wanna come play in the back yard?

Wanna come play in the back yard?

| July 11, 2010

While staying in Santa Monica last month, I came across this scene as I walked along the beach. I was intrigued by the rather flamboyant beach houses and how their colors seemed to be inspired by the amusement rides on the Santa Monica Pier. I also thought of how kids asking their friends to come […]

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